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Church of St Anne, Aigburth
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Church of St Anne, Aigburth, west end
53°22′10″N 2°55′50″W / 53.3694°N 2.9305°W / 53.3694; -2.9305
OS grid reference SJ 381 862
Location Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Anne's, Aigburth
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 12 July 1966
Architect(s) Cunningham and Holme
Architectural type Church
Style Norman Revival
Groundbreaking 1836
Completed 1914
Materials Ashlar stone, slate roof
Parish Aigburth: St Anne
Deanery Liverpool South Childwall
Archdeaconry Liverpool
Diocese Liverpool
Province York

The Church of St Anne is in Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Liverpool, the archdeaconry of Liverpool and the deanery of Liverpool South Childwall. Its architecture is an early example of the Norman Revival style.


The church was built in 1836–37 to a design by Cunningham and Holme. It was founded by a group of local merchants, John Moss, Charles Stewart Parker, John Abraham Tinne and Josias Booker and was consecrated in 1837. In 1853–54 broad transepts were added and the chancel was extended. The north and south galleries were removed in 1893–94 and in 1913–14 the chancel was further extended.

The church was damaged in an arson attack by Suffragettes on 16 December 1913. The altar and choir stalls were burned during a period when this movement to obtain votes for women was increasingly militant.


The church is built in ashlar stone with a slate roof in Norman Revival style. Its plan consists of a west tower flanked by a baptistry to the north and a stair bay to the south, a four-bay nave, north and south transepts, and a three-bay chancel with the organ loft to the north and a vestry to the south. The round-headed entrance is in the base of the tower with blind arcading and a diapered gable above it. Over this is a clock face surrounded by a large rose motif. The tower has paired two-light bell openings on each face over which is a cornice with corbels and a parapet with blind arcading. The east window consists of three lancets and a rose window. The west gallery is still present as are the galleries in the transepts.

External features

The gate piers are listed at Grade II. There are two pairs of gate piers, which are made in stone, and are also Norman Revival in style. They are octagonal, with features including arcading, corbels, and finials.


The church adjoins St Margaret's Church of England Academy and is used at times as the venue for carol and other services.

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